Valerie Moody


The Feasts


Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaSho’ah is a modern holiday that remembers those who died in the Holocaust, between 1933 and 1945. England’s Winston Churchill called the Holocaust the most horrible crime ever committed. This chapter in the Feast Book describes the painful history of the Holocaust, and includes a letter written in 1943 that was found buried in a glass bottle in the rubble of the Warsaw Ghetto following World War 2.

It explains the spiritual meaning of Holocaust Remembrance Day. It discusses how Israel celebrates today when sirens sound across the nation, bringing all vehicles to the side of the road. Drivers stand beside their cars for two minutes of silence to recall the silenced voices of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust. It also suggests ways that believers can celebrate this day, and gives recipes for traditional Jewish foods.